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Appendix I: Undergraduate (UG) Enrolment (Fall Full-Time Head Count)

First-Year Undergraduate Intake
By Campus 2014
Actual
2015
Actual
2016
Actual
2017
Actual
2018
Projected
2018 vs
2017
Waterloo campus 3,135 3,441 3,740 4,116 3,830 -286
Brantford campus 674 550 566 661 639 -22
Campus Total 3,809 3,991 4,306 4,777 4,469 -308
By Type of Student 2014
Actual
2015
Actual
2016
Actual
2017
Actual
2018
Projected
2018 vs
2017
Domestic 3,615 3,791 4,052 4,471 4,160 -311
International 194 200 254 306 309 3
Type of Student Total 3,809 3,991 4,306 4,777 4,469 -308
By Academic Faculty 2014
Actual
2015
Actual
2016
Actual
2017
Actual
2018
Projected
2018 vs
2017
Faculty of Arts 957 1,045 1,182 1,210 1,220 10
Faculty of Science 917 1,006 1,183 1,327 1,195 -132
Lazaridis School of Business
and Economics
1,177 1,267 1,221 1,346 1,210 -136
Faculty of Music 111 92 122 123 125 2
Waterloo Campus Double
Degree
85 134 133 170 150 -20
Faculty of Human and 
Social Sciences
234 257 264 339 276 -63
Faculty of Liberal Arts 294 132 140 204 231 27
Faculty of Social Work 34 58 61 58 62 4
Faculty of Education* 0 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Faculty Total 3,809 3,991 4,306 4,777 4,469 -308
Total Undergraduate Enrolment
By Campus 2014
Actual
2015
Actual
2016
Actual
2017
Actual
2018
Projected
2018 vs
2017
Waterloo campus 12,044 12,178 12,376 12,827 13,130 303
Brantford campus 2,763 2,647 2,474 2,406 2,448 42
Campus Total 14,807 14,825 14,850 15,233 15,578 345
By Type of Student 2014
Actual
2015
Actual
2016
Actual
2017
Actual
2018
Projected
2018 vs
2017
Domestic 14,163 14,013 14,015 14,265 14,497 232
International 644 812 835 968 1,081 113
Type of Student Total 14,807 14,825 14,850 15,233 15,578 345
By Academic Faculty 2014
Actual
2015
Actual
2016
Actual
2017
Actual
2018
Projected
2018 vs
2017
Faculty of Arts 4,206 4,057 4,114 4,001 4,128 127
Faculty of Science 3,349 3,417 3,602 3,935 4,015 80
Lazaridis School of Business
and Economics
4,040 4,220 4,045 4,022 4,103 81
Faculty of Music 337 353 379 419 417 -2
Waterloo Campus Double
Degree
244 292 330 418 458 40
Faculty of Human and 
Social Sciences
923 1,029 1,011 1,107 1,153 46
Faculty of Liberal Arts 1,473 1,188 972 910 883 -27
Faculty of Social Work 115 209 284 295 291 -4
Faculty of Education* 120 60 113 126 130 4
Academic Faculty Total 14,807 14,825 14,850 15,233 15,578 345

*Faculty of Education is a second entry UG program and therefore students are not included in the first year undergraduate intake figures.

Appendix II: Cost Driver Detailed Information

Central Support Services

Definition: Institutional services that serve the University community as a whole.

Cost Driver: Faculty Direct Operating Expenses; based on prior year actuals (2016/17).

Shared Services: 2018/19 Costs.

2018/19 Costs for the Central Support Services Cost Pool
AVP (Unit Head) Departmental Institutional:
Unit Oversight
Grand Total
AVP: Campus Operations
and Risk Management
927,099 927,099
AVP: CPAM 3,110,613 291,754 3,402,367
AVP: Financial Resources 3,356,449 545,117 3,901,566
AVP: Student Services (Waterloo) 571,300 571,300
Office of General Counsel 324,308 470,000 794,308
President 1,132,327 31,469 1,163,796
Provost and VP: Academic 9,578,902 9,578,902
Secretariat 544,604 544,604
SEO – Brantford 816,658 816,658
VP: Development 386,137 386,137
VP: Finance and Administration 1,018,380 1,018,380
VP: Research 358,860 358,860
Central Support Services Total 22,124,637 1,338,340 23,463,977

Note: VP: Academic departmental expenses for 17/18 include the departmental expenses for the Central Academic Unit (CAU), the Laurier-Government of the Northwest Territories partnership (GNWT), the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS), as well as the faculty positions from the Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program (VRIP) pending re-deployment to a specific Faculty.

Faculty Allocation: Counts, Distribution in % and Distribution in Dollars for the Central Support Services Cost Pool
Faculty Count ($) Distribution
in %
Distribution
in $
Arts 30,006,150 24.0% 5,643,042
Lazaridis School 38,104,185 30.5% 7,165,982
Education 473,682 0.4% 89,082
HSS 6,135,774 4.9% 1,153,911
Liberal Arts 7,335,075 5.9% 1,379,455
Music 8,173,005 6.6% 1,537,039
SIPG 2,717,237 2.2% 511,011
Science 24,920,659 20.0% 4,686,650
Social Work 6,900,910 5.5% 1,297,805
Total $125 million 100% $23.4 million

Note: For each cost pool, the count refers to the count by Faculty of each cost driver. In the case of the Central Support Services cost pool, that count is the prior year Faculty direct operating expenses (2016/17).

Faculty, Staff and Student Services

Definition: Academic and administrative services that support students and employees.

Cost Driver: Community FTE (Faculty, Staff, Students); based on prior year actuals (2016/17).

Shared Services: 2018/19 Costs.

2018/19 Costs for Faculty, Staff and Student Services
AVP (Unit Head) Departmental Institutional:
Unit Oversight
Grand Total
Associate VP: 
Teaching and Learning
943,711 943,711
AVP: Enrolment Services
and Registrar
542,587 542,587
AVP: Human Resources 2,912,058 6,879,607 9,791,665
AVP: Student Services (Brantford) 119,555 119,555
AVP: Student Services (Waterloo) 516,411 516,411
CIO 7,305,068 5,114,820 12,419,888
Provost and VP: Academic 385,989 1,048,986 1,434,975
Secretariat 179,184 179,184
University Librarian 7,353,541 3,602,669 10,956,210
Central Support Services Total 20,258,104 16,646,082 36,904,186
Faculty Allocation: Counts for the Faculty, Staff and Student Services Cost Pool

Cost Driver

Faculties

Library Library Human 
Resources
CTIE Faculty 
Relations
All Other 
Services*
Cost Driver 
(16/17)
Community 
FTE
Research 
Intensity
Faculty and 
Staff only
Faculty and 
Students only
Faculty 
FTE
Community 
FTE
Cost Driver % 80% 20% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Arts 4,900 3,027,342 223 4,878 201 4,900
Lazaridis 5,344 2,377,827 199 5,321 176 5,344
Education 159 152,077 36 137 14 159
HSS 1,218 133,963 58 1,196 36 1,218
Liberal 
Arts
1,218 313,640 79 1,196 57 1,218
Music 487 56 465 34 487
SIPG 33 33 11 11 33
Science 4,395 4,939,296 157 4,373 135 4,395
Social Work 561 328,621 58 539 36 561
Total 18,315 11,272,766 899 18,117 701 18,315
Faculty Allocation: Distribution % for the Faculty, Staff and Student Services Cost Pool

Cost Driver

Faculties

Library Library Human 
Resources
CTIE Faculty 
Relations
All Other 
Services*
Cost Driver 
(16/17)
Community 
FTE
Research 
Intensity
Faculty and 
Staff only
Faculty and 
Students only
Faculty 
FTE
Community 
FTE
Cost Driver % 80% 20% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Arts 26.8% 26.9% 24.9% 26.9% 28.7% 26.8%
Lazaridis 29.2% 21.1% 22.1% 29.4% 25.2% 29.2%
Education 0.9% 1.3% 4.0% 0.8% 1.9% 0.9%
HSS 6.7% 1.2% 6.5% 6.6% 5.2% 6.7%
Liberal 
Arts
6.6% 2.8% 8.8% 6.6% 8.1% 6.6%
Music 2.7% 0.0% 6.2% 2.6% 4.9% 2.7%
SIPG 0.2% 0.0% 3.7% 0.1% 1.5% 0.2%
Science 24.0% 43.8% 17.5% 24.1% 19.3% 24.0%
Social Work 3.1% 2.9% 6.5% 3.0% 5.1% 3.1%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Faculty Allocation: Distribution $ for the Faculty, Staff and Student Services Cost Pool

Cost Driver

Faculties

Library Library Human 
Resources
CTIE Faculty 
Relations
All Other 
Services*
Cost Driver 
(16/17)
Community 
FTE
Research 
Intensity
Faculty and 
Staff only
Faculty and 
Students only
Faculty 
FTE
Community 
FTE
Cost Driver % 80% 20% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Arts 2,345,195 588,466 2,433,722 254,120 412,492 3,686,404
Lazaridis 2,557,228 462,211 2,162,111 277,199 361,420 4,019,698
Education 75,872 29,561 387,052 7,110 27,646 119,263
HSS 583,007 26,040 634,268 62,311 74,131 916,427
Liberal 
Arts
582,816 60,966 858,615 62,290 116,316 916,127
Music 233,128 611,398 24,227 69,831 366,454
SIPG 15,722 357,792 563 22,144 24,714
Science 2,103,505 960,119 1,714,616 227,813 277,275 3,306,493
Social Work 268,494 63,879 632,090 28,077 73,721 422,048
Total 8,764,968 2,191,242 9,791,665 943,711 1,434,975 13,777,625

*All other services are: Dispute Resolution, Diversity and Equity Services, Global Engagement and ICT.

Occupancy

Definition: Costs related to the University’s use of physical space.

Cost Driver: Current Net Assignable Square Metres (NASM); Student FTE (2016/17); Adjusted Course Registration (2016/17).

Shared Services: 2018/19 Costs.

2018/19 Costs for the Occupancy Cost Pool
AVP (Unit Head) Departmental Institutional:
Unit Oversight
Grand Total
Associate VP: Teaching and Learning 50,000 50,000
AVP: Campus Operations and
Risk Management
4,077,800 4,077,800
AVP: Facilities and Asset
Management
11,449,384 9,162,873 20,612,257
AVP: Student Services (Athletics) 138,686 138,686
AVP: Student Services (Brantford) 336,494 336,494
Occupancy Total 16,002,364 9,212,873 25,215,237
Faculty Allocation: Counts for the Occupancy Cost Pool

Cost Driver

Faculties

Faculty 
Assigned 
Space
Community/
Unassigned 
Space
Shared 
Teaching/
Shared 
Research
Cost Driver 
(16/17)
NASM Community 
FTE
Adjusted 
Course 
Registrations
Cost Driver % 100% 100% 100%
Arts 58,219 4,900.47 38,840
Lazaridis 57,103 5,343.53 38,901
Education 2,611 158.54 1,238
HSS 13,297 1,218.24 12,421
Liberal 
Arts
10,541 1,217.84 11,874
Music 66,214 487.14 2,651
SIPG 32.85 255
Science 123,875 4,395.44 34,674
Social Work 16,455 561.04 3,674
Total 348,315 18,315 144,528
Faculty Allocation: Distribution % for the Occupancy Cost Pool

Cost Driver

Faculties

Faculty 
Assigned 
Space
Community/
Unassigned 
Space
Shared 
Teaching/
Shared 
Research
Cost Driver 
(16/17)
NASM Community 
FTE
Adjusted 
Course 
Registrations
Cost Driver % 20.35% 67.95% 11.69%
Arts 16.7% 26.8% 26.9%
Lazaridis 16.4% 29.2% 26.9%
Education 0.7% 0.9% 0.9%
HSS 3.8% 6.7% 8.6%
Liberal 
Arts
3.0% 6.6% 8.2%
Music 19.0% 2.7% 1.8%
SIPG 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Science 35.6% 24.0% 24.0%
Social Work 4.7% 3.1% 2.5%
Total 100% 100% 100%
Faculty Allocation: Distribution $ for the Occupancy Cost Pool

Cost Driver

Faculties

Faculty 
Assigned 
Space
Community/
Unassigned 
Space
Shared 
Teaching/
Shared 
Research
Cost Driver 
(16/17)
NASM Community 
FTE
Adjusted 
Course 
Registrations
Cost Driver % 80% 20% 100%
Arts 857,814 4,584,718 792,260
Lazaridis 841,370 4,999,230 793,504
Education 38,475 148,325 25,253
HSS 195,919 1,139,745 253,364
Liberal 
Arts
155,319 1,139,371 242,206
Music 975,604 455,752 54,075
SIPG 30,736 5,201
Science 1,825,203 4,112,228 707,281
Social Work 242,450 524,890 74,942
Total 5,132,155 17,134,996 2,948,087

Research Support

Definition: Services in support of the growth of research and scholarly activity.

Cost Driver: External Research Expenditures (3 year average – 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17) and Faculty FTE (2016/17).

Shared Services: 2018/19 Costs.

2018/19 Costs for the Research Support Cost Pool

  • AVP (unit head): AVP: Financial Resources
    • Departmental: 224,644
    • Institutional oversight: N/A
    • Grand total: 224,644
  • AVP (unit head): VP: Research
    • Departmental: 1,075,901
    • Institutional oversight: N/A
    • Grand total: 1,075,901
  • Research support total
    • Departmental: 1,300,545
    • Grand total: 1,300,545
Faculty Allocation: Counts for the Research Support Cost Pool

Cost Driver

Faculties

Research 
Services

Research 
Services
Research 
Finance
Cost Driver 
(16/17)
Research 
Expenditures
Faculty 
FTE
Research 
Expenditures
Cost Driver % 33% 67% 100%
Arts 3,027,342 201.43 3,027,342
Lazaridis 2,377,827 176.49 2,377,827
Education 152,077 13.50 152,077
HSS 133,963 36.20 133,953
Liberal 
Arts
313,640 56.80 313,640
Music 34.10
SIPG 10.81
Science 4,939,296 135.40 4,939,296
Social Work 328,621 36.00 328,621
Total 11,272,766 700.73 11,272,766
Faculty Allocation: Distribution in % for the Research Support Cost Pool

Cost Driver

Faculties

Research 
Services

Research 
Services
Research 
Finance
Cost Driver 
(16/17)
Research 
Intensity
Faculty 
FTE
Research 
Intensity
Cost Driver % 33% 67% 100%
Arts 26.9% 28.7% 26.9%
Lazaridis 21.1% 25.2% 21.1%
Education 1.3% 1.9% 1.3%
HSS 1.2% 5.2% 1.2%
Liberal 
Arts
2.8% 8.1% 2.8%
Music 0.0% 4.9% 0.0%
SIPG 0.0% 1.5% 0.0%
Science 43.8% 19.3% 43.8%
Social Work 2.9% 5.1% 2.9%
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Faculty Allocation: Distribution in $ for the Research Support Cost Pool

Cost Driver

Faculties

Research 
Services

Research 
Services
Research 
Finance
Cost Driver 
(16/17)
Research 
Expenditures
Faculty 
FTE
Research 
Expenditures
Cost Driver % 33% 67% 100%
Arts 96,312 206,183 60,329
Lazaridis 75,649 180,654 47,385
Education 4,838 13,819 3,031
HSS 4,262 37,054 2,670
Liberal 
Arts
9,978 58,140 6,250
Music N/A 34,905 N/A
SIPG N/A 11,068 N/A
Science 157,140 138,595 98,430
Social Work 10,455 36,849 6,549
Total 358,634 717,267 224,644

Note: For SIPG, research expenditures are reported in the faculty member's cross-appointed faculty.

Student Support

Definition: Academic support of graduate students and support of the overall student experience.

Cost Driver: Student FTE; Based on prior year Faculty of Registration (2016/17).

Shared Services: 2018/19 Costs.

2018/19 Costs for the Student Support Cost Pool
AVP (Unit Head) Departmental Institutional:
Unit Oversight
Grand Total
Associate VP: Teaching
and Learning
N/A N/A N/A
AVP: Enrolment Services
and Registrar
9,036,839 N/A 9,036,839
AVP: Student Services
(Athletics)
2,940,306 N/A 2,940,306
AVP: Student Services
(Brantford)
1,794,582 N/A 1,794,582
AVP: Student Services
(Waterloo)
630,242 N/A 630,242
Faculty of Graduate and 
Postdoctoral Studies
967,914 N/A 967,914
President 262,983 N/A 262,983
SEO – Brantford N/A N/A N/A
Student Support Total 15,632,866 N/A 15,632,866
Faculty Allocation: Counts for the Student Support Cost Pool

Cost Driver

Faculties

Co-operative
Education
FGPS Global 
Engagement: 
Student 
Support
Recruitment 
and Admissions 
(UG)
Inter-
University 
Athletics
All Other 
Services*
Cost Driver 
(16/17)
# of co-op 
students
# of graduate
students
# of international 
students
# of UG 
students
# of student 
athletes
FTE 
students
Cost Driver % 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Arts 98 171 204.3 5,351 186 4,677
Lazaridis 2072 275 676.2 9,698 102 5,145
Education 0 12 0 N/A 2 123
HSS 0 19 1 2,493 5 1,160
Liberal 
Arts
0 20 15 1,734 6 1,139
Music 0 28 3 447 1 431
SIPG 0 0 17 N/A N/A N/A
Science 239 182 280 8,923 160 4,238
Social Work 0 207 16 653 1 503
Total 2,409 914 1,213 29,299 463 17,416
Faculty Allocation: Distribution in % for the Student Support Cost Pool

Cost Driver

Faculties

Co-operative
Education
FGPS Global 
Engagement: 
Student 
Support
Recruitment 
and Admissions 
(UG)
Inter-
University 
Athletics
All Other 
Services*
Cost Driver 
(16/17)
# of co-op 
students
# of graduate
students
# of international 
students
# of UG 
students
# of student 
athletes
FTE 
students
Cost Driver % 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Arts 4.1% 18.7% 16.8% 18.3% 40.2% 26.9%
Lazaridis 86.0% 30.1% 55.8% 33.1% 22.0% 29.5%
Education 0.0% 1.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.7%
HSS 0.0% 2.1% 0.1% 8.5% 1.1% 6.7%
Liberal 
Arts
0.0% 2.2% 1.2% 5.9% 1.3% 6.5%
Music 0.0% 3.1% 0.2% 1.5% 0.2% 2.5%
SIPG 0.0% 0.0% 1.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Science 9.9% 19.9% 1.3% 2.2% 0.2% 2.9%
Social Work 0.0% 22.6% 1.3% 2.2% 0.2% 2.9%
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Faculty Allocation: Distribution in $ for the Student Support Cost Pool

Cost Driver

Faculties

Co-operative
Education
FGPS Global 
Engagement: 
Student 
Support
Recruitment 
and Admissions 
(UG)
Inter-
University 
Athletics
All Other 
Services*
Cost Driver 
(16/17)
# of co-op 
students
# of graduate
students
# of international 
students
# of UG 
students
# of student 
athletes
FTE 
students
Cost Driver % 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Arts 15,707 181,087 229,317 615,089 768,566 2,050,848
Lazaridis 332,089 291,221 759,001 1,114,770 421,471 2,256,065
Education N/A 12,708 N/A N/A 8,264 53,935
HSS N/A 20,121 1,122 286,566 20,660 508,656
Liberal 
Arts
N/A 21,180 16,837 199,321 24,792 499,448
Music N/A 29,625 3,367 51,382 4,132 188,992
SIPG N/A N/A 19,082 N/A N/A N/A
Science 38,306 192,736 314,286 1,025,685 661,132 1,858,348
Social Work N/A 219,210 17,959 75,061 4,132 220,564
Total 386,102 967,914 1,360,971 3,367,873 1,913,150 7,636,856

* All Other Services are: Indigenous Initiatives, Athletics and Recreation, Career Development Centre, Centre for Student Success, Dean of Students and Student Leadership/Services, Enrolment Services and Student Wellness Centre.

Development and Alumni Relations

Definition: Services within this cost pool focus on the relationship with students, alumni and friends of the University.

Cost Driver: Student FTE; Based on prior year Faculty of Registration (2016/17).

Shared Services: 2018/19 Costs.

2018/19 Costs for the Development and Alumni Relations Cost Pool

  •  AVP (unit head): SEO – Brantford
    • Departmental: 84,535
    • Institutional: unit oversight: N/A
    • Grand total: 84,535
  • AVP (unit head): VP: Development
    • Departmental: 3,794,021
    • Institutional: unit oversight: N/A
    • Grand total: 3,794,021
  • Development and Alumni total
    • Departmental: 3,878,556
    • Grand total: 3,878,556
Faculty Allocation: Counts for the Development and Alumni Cost Pool

Cost Driver

Faculties

Fundraising Alumni
Cost Driver 
(16/17)
Funds raised 
(10 year average)
Number of Alumni 
(10 year average)
Cost Driver % 100% 100%
Arts 725,544 14,539
Lazaridis 4,416,718 10,400
Education 30,026 712
HSS 13,685 1,416
Liberal 
Arts
3,728 1,016
Music 454,730 716
SIPG 2,615,644 62
Science 340,491 6,101
Social Work 172,631 1,416
Total 8,773,197 36,378
Faculty Allocation: Distribution in % for the Development and Alumni Cost Pool

Cost Driver

Faculties

Fundraising Alumni
Cost Driver 
(16/17)
Funds raised 
(10 year average)
Number of Alumni 
(10 year average)
Cost Driver % 100% 100%
Arts 8.3% 40.0%
Lazaridis 50.3% 28.6%
Education 0.3% 2.0%
HSS 0.2% 3.9%
Liberal 
Arts
0.0% 2.8%
Music 5.2% 2.0%
SIPG 29.8% 0.2%
Science 3.9% 16.8%
Social Work 2.0% 3.9%
Total 100.0% 100.0%
Faculty Allocation: Distribution in $ for the Development and Alumni Cost Pool

Cost Driver

Faculties

Fundraising Alumni
Cost Driver 
(16/17)
Funds raised 
(10 year average)
Number of Alumni 
(10 year average)
Cost Driver % 100% 100%
Arts 254,996 317,804
Lazaridis 1,552,276 227,331
Education 10,553 15,563
HSS 4,810 30,952
Liberal 
Arts
1,310 22,208
Music 159,817 15,651
SIPG 919,280 1,355
Science 119,667 133,360
Social Work 60,672 30,952
Total 3,083,380 795,176

Needs-Based Scholarships and Bursaries

Definition: Financial support for students where the awarding of support is driven by factors other than merit.

Cost Driver: Faculty Direct Operating Expenses; based on prior year actuals (2016/17).

Shared Services: 2018/19 Costs.

2018/19 Costs for the Needs-Based Scholarships and Bursaries Cost Pool

  •  AVP (unit head): AVP: Enrolment Services and Registrar
    • Departmental: 197,477
    • Institutional: unit oversight: 7,171,678
    • Grand total: 7,369,155
  • Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
    • Departmental: N/A
    • Institutional: unit oversight: 359,611
    • Grand total: 359,611
  • Scholarships and Bursaries total
    • Departmental: 197,477
    • Institutional: unit oversight: 7,531,289
    • Grand total: 7,728,766
Faculty Allocation: Counts, Distribution in % and Distribution in Dollars for the Needs-Based Scholarships and Bursaries Cost Pool
Faculty Count ($) Distribution
in %
Distribution
in $
Arts 40,986,000 23.5% 1,814,944
Lazaridis School 61,877,000 35.5% 2,740,040
Education 2,274,000 1.3% 100,697
HSS 10,619,000 6.1% 470,231
Liberal Arts 9,556,000 5.5% 423,159
Music 3,547,000 2.0% 157,068
SIPG 510,000 0.3% 22.584
Science 40,795,000 23.4% 1,806,486
Social Work 4,371,000 2.5% 193,557
Total $175M 100% $7.72M

Appendix III: Acronyms Used in Budget Document

  • BIU: Basic Income Unit
  • CAS: Contract Academic Staff
  • CM: Contribution Margin
  • CPAM: Communications, Public Affairs and Marketing
  • COG: Core Operating Grant
  • COGS: Cost of Goods Sold
  • CUPE: Canadian Union of Public Employees
  • F&I: Finance and Investments Committee
  • FHSS: Faculty of Human and Social Sciences
  • FTE: Full-Time Equivalent
  • HSS: Human Social Sciences
  • ICT: Information and Communications Technologies
  • MA: Masters
  • MAESD: Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development
  • NASM: Net Assignable Square Metres
  • OCUL: Ontario Council of University Libraries
  • OTO: One Time Only
  • RCM: Responsibility Centre Management
  • SEM: Strategic Enrolment Management
  • SEO: Senior Executive Officer
  • SHERM: Safety, Health, Environment and Risk Management
  • SIPG: School of International Policy and Governance
  • SMA: Strategic Mandate Agreement
  • UF: University Fund
  • UG: Undergraduate
  • UCR: University and Community Relations
  • VP: Vice-President
  • VPA: Vice-President Academic
  • VRIP: Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program
  • WGU: Weighted Grant Units
  • WLU: Wilfrid Laurier University
  • WLUFA: Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association
  • WLUSA: Wilfrid Laurier University Staff Association

Appendix IV: Glossary of Budget Terms

  • BIU: A weighted measure of enrolment activity, based on FTE enrolment, used for grant calculation/allocation purposes up to and including the 2016/17 fiscal year. The weighting factor is based on a student’s academic program and level of study and reflects the differing relative costs of educating students in different programs and levels of study.
  • OTO: Expenses that occur in the current year only and do not carry forward into the following budget year.
  • SMA2: Laurier’s second Strategic Mandate Agreement with MAESD, effective from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2020. The Strategic Mandate Agreement outlines the role the University currently performs in Ontario’s postsecondary education system and how it will build on its current strengths to achieve its vision and help drive system-wide objectives and government priorities.
  • SMA3: Assuming the Strategic Mandate Agreement process continues, this would be Laurier’s third such agreement with MAESD and would likely be effective April 1, 2020.
  • Student FFTE/FTE: Revenue from undergraduate students is based on fiscal full-time equivalents (FFTEs), which is calculated using course enrolments for the fiscal year. Revenue from graduate level students is based on full-time equivalents (FTEs), which is based on student headcounts in each academic term (FTE for a full-time graduate student is 1.0, and for part-time graduate student is 0.3).
  • Student Headcounts: The number of students enrolled in programs at Laurier. The Fall academic term is used as the benchmark for measuring year-over-year enrolment changes.
  • WGU: A new weighting system, replacing the BIU, which is part of the new operating grant funding model effective for fiscal 2017-18. The weighting factors for calculating WGUs has been revised from those used for BIUs in order to create equal grant funding per weighted student enrolment for students in similar programs across all institutions as well as a common grant per WGU rate.
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